Universal number plates have been revealed by the Punjab government. All cars registered in Punjab would have the universal number plates.
A government official stated, “Vehicles in all Punjab cities will now be registered under one serial from August 17, 2020.”
It is suggested by the notification issued by the government that the Punjab Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Department issue the new universal number plates. It was stated that all the number plates with LEA, RN, BW, and MA serials will be withdrawn and only that have “Punjab” written on them will be used, henceforth.
Furthermore, it was reported that the government launched an E-Auction App for universal number plates. The consumers can take part in an online auction via the app.
The government also revealed that the AAA number plate series is for cars, and bikes while the CAA series is for the commercial vehicles. From 23rd August, 2020 the registration for auction of special number plates will begin.
The E-Auction registration is Rs. 5,000 for cars, Rs. 1,000 for commercial vehicles, and Rs.500 for bikes respectively.
To participate in an online auction, download the E-Auction App or visit the Excise Department website. Within 3 days of downloading the app, enter the online registration. Choose the number you wish and join the E-auction. It is important to take part in the auction, after 3 days of registration.
The first E-auction will be hosted on 30th August 2020, as reported.